California Deathrock Subculture Portraits by Forrest Black and Amelia G From the introduction to California Deathrock Subculture Portraits by Forrest Black and Amelia G Since the mid s Forrest and I have been setting up full blown location studios in all sorts of un

  • Title: California Deathrock - Subculture Portraits by Forrest Black and Amelia G
  • Author: Amelia G Forrest Black
  • ISBN: 9780984605330
  • Page: 484
  • Format: Hardcover
  • From the introduction to California Deathrock Subculture Portraits by Forrest Black and Amelia G Since the mid 1990 s, Forrest and I have been setting up full blown location studios in all sorts of unlikely and underground places We ve set up lights and backdrops in wind blown theater parking lots in the middle of the night, while bands played their shows, in co ed striFrom the introduction to California Deathrock Subculture Portraits by Forrest Black and Amelia G Since the mid 1990 s, Forrest and I have been setting up full blown location studios in all sorts of unlikely and underground places We ve set up lights and backdrops in wind blown theater parking lots in the middle of the night, while bands played their shows, in co ed strip clubs, and crammed behind the pool table in the back of noisy dive bars Sometimes it s a real challenge, but this is how we shoot our personal work We like to capture the moments in their real environments For this compendium, we chose only images which were actually shot in California Some of the deathrockers in this volume grew up here and some are transplants and some were just passing through Forrest and I had a lot of debates, while hunched over a contact sheet with loupes in hand, over whether a particular photo was really deathrock or Gothic, as we needed a methodology for honing down what to share When we started shooting, there were very few photographers who would ever shoot anyone gothic or punk or tattooed or pierced or fetish and the few who did approached the subject matter in a gritty unattractive purely anthropological manner, like they were going to the zoo We wanted to create respectful and celebratory work We wanted to capture the joy and tribal sense of community which we experienced in the various subterranean worlds we documented We wanted the flamboyant beauty we saw to resonate with other people the way it did for us We wanted the people we photographed to look the way they looked in our minds eyes when we recalled the excitement of nightlife at midnight For nearly a quarter of a century, Amelia G and Forrest Black have been documenting subculture in America Their work has been published by everyone from Rolling Stone to Playboy and, of course, the seminal publication they are best known for, Blue Blood Their remarkable portraits benefit from a combination of social anthropology and celebration of community, simultaneously presenting documentary and aspirational artistic ideal The hallmarks of their distinctive photographic style are viscerally saturated colors and an extraordinary talent for finding intense star quality in their often unusual subjects Amelia G did her undergraduate work at Wesleyan University and graduate at University of Michigan Her thesis was a cross cultural deconstruction of vampires in popular culture Forrest Black is an award winning designer whose work has been covered by venues from Print to MTV He likes black cats and beer Home base is Los Angeles The refreshingly fascinating photography of Amelia G and Forrest Black successfully captures the alluring mystique of the members of our society s underground sub cultures, and presents these often misunderstood individuals in a sexy, provocative, and yet approachable way Linda FC Fletch, Editor, Tattoo Savage magazine I like their style of cross processing, and I like the fact that they go out into clubland and photograph the wildlife Matt Riser, publisher, New Grave magazine If West Coast deathrock had official scene photographers, they would be Amelia G and Forrest Black Kate Deathrock, Deathrock

    Deathrock Deathrock is a rock music subgenre incorporating horror elements and gothic theatrics It emerged from punk rock on the West Coast of the United States in the early Punk rock in California Since the late s, California has had a thriving regional punk rock movement It primarily consists of but is not limited to bands from the Los Angeles, Orange DOREEN DOREEN DOREEN DOREEN Our drummer Part Time Punks Home PART TIME PUNKS takes place at The Echo on Sunset in Los Angeles, every Sunday night PART TIME PUNKS is a club that takes over noted Echo Park live music venue

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